Baked Crispy Skin Potato with Spinach and Cheese

Baked Crispy Skin Potato with Spinach and Cheese

Posted 2017-12-21 by finyfollow

This is more work than an ordinary filled potato however it was really worth that extra fiddly making - the potato skins were crispy and the cheesy sauce delicious.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 65 minutes
Serves: 2 - 4

2 large potatoes
¾ cup milk
Bit less than ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp flour
¾ cup cheese, grated
¼ bunch English spinach, washed, chopped
250 g cherry tomatoes (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 200°/180° fan forced.

  • Prick the potatoes, spray oil on them and sprinkle with sea salt. Put on a baking tray for about 45 - 55 minutes or until they are tender.

  • When cool, cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh, leaving about ½ cm thick shell.

  • Spray the inside of these and put them back in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are crisp.
  • Potatoes should be brown and crisp

  • Meanwhile if you are eating this as a meal (I had it as an accompaniment), spray the tomatoes with oil and add some sea salt and pepper and roast about 15 minutes or until soft.

  • Meanwhile, melt about 20 g of butter and add the flour, stirring till it gets bubbly.

  • Take off the heat and add the milk, stirring.

  • Return back to the heat and stir till it is boiling and then add the ¾ of the cheese.

  • Stir for a minute or so, and take off the heat.

  • Put the spinach in a bowl and pour boiling water over it and leave for a minute. Refresh under cold water.

  • Squeeze all the liquid out with your hands, and fold the spinach and walnuts into the cheese sauce.

  • Roughly mash the potato flesh and add some of this also - I found my potatoes were not big enough to hold all this mixture so do not put in ALL the potato flesh.

  • Fill the crispy potato shells and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  • I ate these with my Haloumi and avocado salad.

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